Glengary, as its mission states, is committed to helping bridge the gap between angel investors and typical early-stage investment funds which exists in Northeast Ohio. We believe that improved retention of our advanced-degreed graduates and greater utilization of Northeast Ohio's investment dollars in regional early-stage companies will be two significant benefits of our efforts.
As such, we have entered into an institutional partnership that we believe will help enlighten students and faculty in a practical (rather than theoretical), hands-on approach to comprehending the attractiveness and inner workings of early-stage companies. At the same time, we believe this partnership will benefit our client companies, our Service Partners and Glengary itself, by accessing multiple levels of low-cost, focused assistance, generally not available to early-stage companies and their entrepreneurial leadership, further enhancing their opportunities for success. Finally, Baldwin-Wallace College has established the Glengary Scholarship in Entrepreneurism, which is available to client company personnel that desire to attain a graduate degree in business from the institution.
Baldwin-Wallace's Entrepreneurship Center (including its students, faculty, and Entrepreneurs in Residence) will assist Glengary, and/or its client companies, by providing the following capabilities:
- Industry research
- Comparable company analyses
- Intellectual property review
- Background and reference checks
- Financial modeling
- Presentation preparation
- Preparation and review of business plans
- Legal documentation
- Assistance with valuations
- Assistance with structuring equity investments
- Working directly with client companies
- Working directly with Service Partners
- The Glengary Scholarship in Entrepreneurism
In return, Glengary, its Operating, Advisory and Service Partners, and its client companies, will engage Baldwin-Wallace's Entrepreneurship Program students in all aspects of its operations, as appropriate, with the specific intent of providing real-time, hands-on entrepreneurial experiences.